Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
It was not a great week for AWS, as its S3 storage service went down for over 4 hours on Wednesday, taking parts of many popular websites, apps, and services with it (including for a time its own dashboard). The company published a post-mortem yesterday and promised to do better in the future.
Cloud Spectator, a cloud benchmarking company, released a report this week showing which cloud infrastructure providers in its view offer the best price and performance. While you'll need to read the article for the methodology and results, suffice to say the results may surprise you.
How Cisco wants to become the Switzerland of the cloud | Networkworld
After finding the public cloud market was a rough way to go, Cisco changed course last year, shutting down its short-lived public experiment. Now it wants to be the neutral third party to help manage all of your infrastructure, regardless where it lives. Of course, what choice do they have at this point?
Google contributed another piece of cloud computing software to the open source Cloud Native Computing Foundation this week. It joins Kubernetes and other pieces the company has moved to open source. This one lets admins run cloud performance remote procedure calls. You'll have to click through to learn what that means.
Microsoft's cloud vision has always been a little different from the rest of the pack. It sees a hybrid world with some of the company applications continuing to run in the datacenter. This week it release its final technical preview that will allow customers to run bits of the Azure stack in-house while paying as you go, as in the public cloud.
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